Vol 83, No 5 (2012)

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Uterine rupture superficial externum – a case report

Dobrosława Sikora-Szczęśniak
Ginekol Pol 2012;83(5).


The article presents a case of external superficial rupture of the uterus – along the left lateral margin – with ruptured posterior lamina of the broad uterine ligament. The complication developed in a 29-year-old patient – following delivery from breech fetal presentation with footling, in 41 hbd, 4th delivery. The patient had no history of any uterine operations, reported no injury to the uterus or inflammations of her sex organs. The symptoms of bleeding into the abdominal cavity and hypovolemic shock developed during early postpartum period. The operation was performed on an emergency basis: postpartum hysterectomy without adnexa was performed. Postoperative course was complicated, the patient developed superficial thrombophlebitis in the left leg. The patient and her healthy baby were released home on 24th day following the delivery and operation.

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